Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you had a great weekend! Since we are still living in a very weird and strange time, I wanted to share some ideas of things you can do when you are stuck at home. Hopefully this helps inspire you and gives you some fresh ideas on how to spend your time these next few weeks.
1. Read books.
If you are anything like me, there are probably stacks of books that you have purchased but haven’t actually got around to reading. Well right now you have plenty of time to read. So start at the top and work your way down! It might be fun to see how many books you can read.
2. Do at-home workouts.
The gyms are closed right now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a workout in! There are so many different ways to find free classes, videos, and posts online to help guide your workout. There are even a ton that you can do if you don’t have any equipment to work out with.
3. Learn new recipes.
Now is as good a time as any to get better at cooking and try new things. So break out some old cookbooks or look some up on Pinterest! Find some recipes you would like to try and get cooking! This is also a great thing you can do if you are quarantined with other people and need an activity you can all do.
Even if you aren’t a master painter, it can still be fun. It’s a great way to get creative, do something you normally wouldn’t have time for, and just relax and have fun. You can paint anything and just let your creative juices flow. You might even come up with some new decorations for your house.
5. Do a puzzle.
Yet another thing that we don’t normally have a lot of time for but is also super relaxing and calming. And once you finish the puzzle you feel a sense of accomplishment. So order some puzzles online and see how quickly you can finish one. You might just surprise yourself.
6. Learn a foreign language.
There are so many apps, books, videos, websites, and more where you can learn a foreign language. So if you want to learn a new language for any reason, there is no better time than now to start learning. Spend some time everyday practicing and learning something new.
7. Do some Spring cleaning.
It’s Spring. You’re stuck at home. Things need to be cleaned, decluttered, and organized. Why not spend this time Spring cleaning and really creating a fresh start for yourself. You will thank yourself when all of this is over and you don’t have to worry about it until next year.
8. Draw or color.
There is no better way to relax your mind than to try drawing or coloring. These things take a lot of focus so you can’t let your mind wander too much. So take some time if you are feeling anxious or starting to worry and just sit and draw or color for a while. Take your mind off of everything for a bit.
9. Video chat friends or family.
Just because you are social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t be social. You can still call and talk to the people in your life that you care about and miss a great deal, especially if you are used to seeing them all the time. Take some time to catch up with your favorite people and just chat.
10. Learn how to knit or crochet.
This is something that I tried to learn in high school, but I didn’t keep practicing so now I don’t know how to do either. But I remember it being super fun, so I recommend trying to learn if this is something that has ever interested you. It is a great way to keep your hands and your mind busy during this time.
11. Start a journal.
And if you already have a journal, start writing in it consistently. Having a journal is a great way to get your thoughts out and not have them always on your mind. It’s a great way to work through some of the things you are thinking about or worrying about so you can focus on other things.
12. Binge watch your favorite shows.
There is no better time than now to have Netflix or Hulu. Right now you can watch all of your favorite shows guilt free. You can have movie nights, binge watch all of your favorites, and you can even watch the new shows you have been meaning to watch but haven’t got around to.
13. Make a vision board.
It’s always important to have a vision for your future, even if it might change. Use this time to create a vision board for yourself so you have direction and guidance. It helps provide you with a visual of what you want your future to look like and what goals you have set up for yourself.
14. D.I.Y. Projects.
Who doesn’t love a good “Do-It-Yourself” Project? I can’t be the only one who spends hours on Pinterest looking at ways to repurpose, reuse, and redo everything that I own. I love D.I.Y. projects and making things. It’s a great way to pass time and do some creative things that you can actually use when you are finished.
15. Make a list of things to do when quarantine ends.
Believe it or not, it won’t last forever. So why not give yourself some things to look forward to when it is over? Make a list of all the things you are looking forward to doing when the coronavirus passes and we can live our lives again. No matter how big or small they are, give yourself something to look forward to. It might make things a little easier.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what your favorite thing to do during quarantine is! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!